And you who once were alienated and hostile in mind because of evil deeds he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through his death, to present you holy, without blemish, and irreproachable before him, provided that you persevere in the faith, firmly grounded, stable, and not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven.” (Colossians 1.21-23a)

Harvest Moon

The faithful heart has one motto:
Mary’s fiat — “Your will be done”;
By keeping His commands she’ll show
Loyalty to the Faithful One.

She accepts her reality,
Without excuses or complaint;
Her heart clings to humility,
And her desires know restraint.

To serve with steadiness, she’ll strive:
Should she fall from weakness or sin,
She bounces back, with dogged drive,
To forge ahead through thick and thin.

When feathers fail and strength is low,
The little bird’s heart will not yield;
Love is proven by deeds that show
The harvest’s not left in the field.

The faithful heart works through the night;
His harvest moon leads with its light.

May the grace of His Spirit strengthen and steady our hearts so that we may serve His people with faithful perseverance.

(c) Paul Buis, 2003

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